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June 8, 2019, 12:40 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Some European mobile traffic was rerouted through China Telecom due to a BGP leak at a Swiss colocation company which was accused of a similar mistake in 2018  —  It was China Telecom, again.  The same ISP accused last year of “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries.”
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Sources: China summoned US and global tech giants to warn of dire consequences if they cooperate with Trump bans, hinting US companies should lobby against bans  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Chinese government this past week summoned major tech companies from the United States and elsewhere to warn …
Financial Times:
New York Times:
Google bought 270 companies since 2001, Facebook bought 92 since 2007, some direct or nascent competitors; only one Google acquisition was challenged by the US  —  “Big tech” companies like Google and Facebook are, in reality, the products of hundreds of mergers.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Tech giants don't fit neatly into existing models for antitrust action, since they regularly add new businesses to keep up with tech and provide free services  —  As federal regulators and Congress zero in on Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, they're about to encounter one of the most difficult rulemaking challenges in US history.
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Profile of 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, who wants to leverage the falling costs of genetic sequencing and the company's DNA library to fuel a “biotech machine”  —  Anne Wojcicki is 45 minutes late, something so encoded in her habits as 23andMe's CEO that employees have stopped complaining about it.
Bloomberg:
Uber COO Barney Harford and CMO Rebecca Messina are leaving the company  —  Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi is parting ways with two top lieutenants in a major leadership overhaul.  Barney Harford, the chief operating officer, and Rebecca Messina …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Google details the root cause behind the recent outage that caused Google Cloud to lose a third of its traffic, which affected Snapchat and YouTube among others  —  FIVE DAYS AGO, the internet had a conniption.  In broad patches around the globe, YouTube sputtered.  Shopify stores shut down.
The Block:
Report: India's draft law proposes a 10-year jail term for “mining, generating, holding, buying, selling, or dealing in cryptocurrencies directly or indirectly”  —  If the 'Banning Cryptocurrencies and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019' becomes law, mining …
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot:
Peter Bright, also known as @DrPizza, who was an Ars Technica contributing writer, has been arrested on charges of soliciting sex with children online  —  Warning: This article contains graphic sexual language.  —  Tech reporter Peter Bright has been arrested for soliciting sex with children online.
Charles McLellan / ZDNet:
How Lenovo is trying to bring together PCs, smartphones, and data centre hardware into a comprehensive strategy via its three main business groups  —  Lenovo, a leading PC manufacturer and a top-five player in the server market, has recently returned its smartphone group to profitability.
More: IBMThanks:@steveranger
Mary Schlangenstein / Bloomberg:
FedEx says it will not renew its US air-shipping contract with Amazon, and says the online retailer accounted for 1.3% of FedEx 2018 revenue  —  FedEx Corp. said it wouldn't renew its U.S. air-delivery contract with Amazon.com Inc., as the courier focuses on “serving the broader e-commerce market.”

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